« OUT OF PLACE »
A comedy without words that speaks volumes
References: Mime / Clown / Silent movies / Absurd
Accessories: Empty Stage, Mike Stand, Chair
Character: Him, a middle-aged man
Audience: Absolutly everybody
Take a man out of his daily routine, add in a variety of incidents, all beyond his power of course, and he’ll always end up, out of place, despite himself.
During my travels around the world, whether it be Argentina, the Czekh republic, Panama, South Korea, in Africa on the coast of the atlantic or the indian ocean, I could see in my spectators’ eyes the purifying need to laugh. That gave rise to a simple, personal desire : “create a show that can make anybody and everybody laugh”…the subject matter that life’s journey gave me was interesting : create a character who always finds himself in the wrong place, out of place. That is, me, here and now. It’s not easy to laugh about oneself ! Do we laugh about the same things ? and laughter, is it the same all over the world ?
My answer would be Yes ! as long as we don’t take ourselves seriously, as long as we seek simplicity in life, as long as we manage to keep a child’s outlook on life. A child who, in all seriousness, takes on a task that is, in appearance, too complicated for him, a child who tries to be a “grown-up !”
By means of a very physical approach, « out of place » highlights the adventures of this ordinary man, thrown into the ‘extraordinary’ of the theatre. An ordinary body within the mechanics of the theatre. And this body shakes, stirs, struggles and reacts. This body acts in the spotlight of the contredictions that surround it. It’s adventures are mirror images of our own tribulations in seeking the “right place” in the theatre of our own lives. That’s when they becom an endless source of inspiration. One question remains: “Does anyone really know their true place ?”. Those capable of answering are invited on stage !